2009-08-20

Westlake war dog will be buried with honors

Pack mates will serve as honor guard at Aug. 23 service in Port Hueneme

GOODBYE, OLD FRIEND— Earlier in his career, Hasso, a retired military working dog, receives a medallion for meritorious service. After serving his country as an explosives detection dog with tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, 10-year-old Hasso D171 retired to a private home in Westlake Village last February where he continued to do therapy work. Hasso died last month […]

Challengers eye three seats on school board

Interest high in LVUSD race

Three Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education incumbents and two newcomers have filed to run in the November 2009 election. President Dave Moorman and incumbent board members Gordon Whitehead and Cindy Iser are seeking reelection, while newcomers Lesli Stein and Diane Combes are running for the first time. But Iser said she wouldn’t return to her fouryear post […]

Author to sign new mystery thriller



The New JCC at Milken will present a “Meet the Author” event at 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 26, at 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Mystery, action, thriller author Robert K. Tanenbaum will discuss his new book, “Capture,” the latest Butch Karp novel. Tanenbaum was deputy chief counsel to the Congressional Committee Investigation into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and […]

Kids need to get out and play



In the days before computers and video games, children spent much of their after-school time outdoors at the playground, riding their bikes and playing sports with friends. The result was a generation of kids who grew up active and healthy. Today, digital distractions give youngsters plenty of reasons not to go outside. A recent study found that youths ages 8 […]

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Progress made on new Westlake park, YMCA



Grading work is underway for the Westlake Village community park and YMCA on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Lindero Canyon Road and La Baya Drive.   Grading began at the west end of the 50-acre site next to Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Water lines are being installed to keep dust at a minimum. About 1.75 million cubic yards […]

America’s first ladies topic of women’s gathering



Jacqueline Berger, author of “Loves, Lies and Tears,” will speak at Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Gathering at 7 p.m. Wed., Sept. 2 at the church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village.Berger will present “An intimate look at America’s first ladies.” The cost is $10. For tickets, call (818) 889-1491, ext. 28, or e-mail Julie@wpcwestlake.org.

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Malibou Lake choked as fish die by the thousands

Drought and dredging blamed

Thousands of catfish, carp and bass have died recently in Malibou Lake, leaving residents with an expensive and messy cleanup. Lack of a government permit to dredge the lake may have contributed to the fish kill. Michael Hart, a member of the Malibou Lake Country Club Limited, a corporation similar to a homeowners association, said the dead fish that were […]


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